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Zee5 To Bring Ruskin Bond Ghost Stories To Life In Web Series

Zee5 is set to bring the stories of ace book writer Ruskin Bond to life in an upcoming series. He is the man who is known for giving amazing stories and filling our childhood with beautiful colors. His earlier book titled The Blue Umbrella was adopted into the movie by the same name by director Vishal Bharadwaj. The movie earned a whole lot of critical acclaim and garnered few awards. Now going by the reports few of his ghost stories are being brought to life for the digital medium. The title of the series is Parchayee – Ghost Stories by Ruskin Bond.

The web series is being produced by Banijay Asia and Opus Communication and will comprise of 12 episodes written by Bond himself. While talking about the series Ruskin Bond added that “Whenever I run out of people to write about, I cook up a few ghosts or they appear before me. I am happy that my stories are coming alive for the first time on a digital platform and I look forward to watching them. I hope my readers will enjoy the series.” The first epsidoe of the series is set to premiere on 15th January. The promotion regarding the series has been minimal and no trailer has been released till now.

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ruskin bond ghost stories zee5

The first four episodes will be based on stories — “The Ghost in the Garden and The Wind on Haunted Hill” and “Wilson’s Bridge and The Overcoat” — to be directed by VK Prakash and Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury respectively.

Further Manish Aggarwal, Business Head at ZEE5 India, added that “We are introducing a fresh concept with an edgy and mysterious theme for viewers. Through this, we will be attracting a new set of audience to the platform, loyal readers who have grown up on a staple diet of Ruskin’s books. The show is set to take the twisted game of secrecy, thrill and mystery to a whole new level and drive engagement with 12 fascinating tales.”

To this, Deepak Dhar, Founder and CEO at Banijay Asia, said: “We have been investing heavily in original developments along with Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, hence I am really delighted to get this opportunity to be associated with Tarun Katial and his ZEE5 team for these exciting ghost stories.”

We are very much excited to see Ruskin Bond’s writings coming to life. What are your views on Parchayee – Ghost Stories by Ruskin Bond? Do let us know in the comments below.

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